Enjoying Balboa Park, Golf & the USS Midway Tour
In addition to the USS Freedom tour, all of us had the opportunity to also tour the USS Midway, experience Balboa Park destinations (zoo, museums, and shopping), or golf at the Avaira Golf Club. Some of us chose to strike out on our own and take in some other sites – there’s so much to see and do in San Diego!
Avid golfers had their own special trip to the Avaira Golf Club – a golf club designed by Arnold Palmer and named one of the best resort courses in America by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Those golfing were John and Jean Ann Echternach, Vern and Carol Anne Nelson, Ron and Carlene Ott, Harry Mejdell, Dave Evans, Tom Haislip, Bill Irving, and John Lee. We know they had a great time because we got to hear about the day at Tuesday’s dinner reception. But we weren’t able to entice high or low scores out of anyone, not even pictures – guess what happens on the golf course stays on the golf course.
For those who toured the USS Midway, Gordon Koblitz found two videos about about F-18 carrier operations and the dangers experienced during combat missions.
Video (Part 1), Video (Part 2).
Thanks to Judy Lasswell, Mary Koblitz, Bill Crittenden, Bill Peterschmidt, and Don Marske for sharing their photos!
USS Midway Tour Photos